Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 20th May 2005 20:13 UTC
SGI and IRIX Can a proprietary Unix be a desktop OS that competes with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux desktops? Although it may lack the visual effects of OS X, and installation is tricky in parts, Irix is a stable desktop OS -- possibly because it runs only on SGI's own hardware. Read the rest at NewsForge.
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RE: kaiwai
by Anonymous on Sat 21st May 2005 03:25 UTC

> Regarding Itanium and Solaris; with OpenSolaris (if it does actually occur), it would be an interesting turn of events if SGI embraced OpenSolaris, ported it to Itanium, and bought their IndigoMagic desktop over to Solaris.

It would have been even more interesting if SGI dropped Itanium and adopted Opteron to NumaFlex -- they would instantly gain a huge portpholio of applications that could run decently on their platform (can't say that about Itanium). That combined with OpenSolaris could have been a perfect HPC platform -- Dtrace alone can make a tremendous difference in HPC environment.